Asters have come abundantly into bloom (we have more than half a dozen different species), of which I’ve chosen three: white wood (Eurybia divaricata), calico (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum) and sky blue (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense).
Orange and yellow jewelweed (Impatiens capensis and I. pallida) provide dots of warm color along with sprigs of goldenrod (Solidago sp.) and the last of the bright yellow daisies of woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricata), which are going to seed, to the delight of the goldfinches and chickadees.
A few stems of white snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum) and purple spikes of pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) contrast nicely with the yellow and orange. Swords of evergreen Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) provide a nice foliage accent. The clear glass vase once belonged to my grandmother.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens by creating arrangements to enjoy inside our homes.
Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week. Feel free to join in, sharing your own weekly vase with a link to Cathy’s blog.